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OPINION | Jarvis: Here’s what South King Fire should do  Roegner: David and Goliath: Can Thumbi defeat Duclos?  POLICE | Mother panhandling with children arrested on felony charges  FATALITY | Car fatally strikes pedestrian walking in middle of Military Road 
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Council approves $400,000 stormwater project at Town Square Park BY RAECHEL DAWSON email@example.com
he Federal Way City Council voted to approve a $400,000 stormwater outreach project and educational center at Town Square Park at a council meet-
ing on Tuesday night. “First of all, Town Square Park will be a great asset to our city,” said Councilman Bob Celski at the meeting. “I mean, it’s going to be part of the city center and the whole buzz around the city … expanding from there, but I like the idea of making this park alive, a robust park, one that’s really
multi-purpose.” The Town Square Park Stormwater Low Impact Development Outreach Project will include an educational center that will deliver stormwater education and outreach [ more PROJECT, page 8 ]
Man who stabbed girlfriend 100 times found not guilty by reason of insanity BY RAECHEL DAWSON firstname.lastname@example.org
A King County Superior Court judge found a Federal Way man accused of stabbing his girlfriend more than 100 times not guilty by reason of insanity on Sept. 9. Kenneth “Kenny” Mace was charged with first-degree murder in July 2012 for killing Melinda “Mindy” O’Meara, 20. Since then, he’s been in confinement on $2 million bail. After nine months of mental health treatment at Western State Hospital, a judge found Mace competent to stand trial on July 16, 2014. A non-jury trial was held on Sept. 9 with Judge Patrick Oishi, who found Mace a “substantial danger to other persons” and has a likelihood of committing criminal acts that will jeopardize public safety if not kept under control by the court, specifically a state mental hospital. The court committed Mace to the Secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services for hospitalization that will care for the treatment of the criminally insane. The judge also ordered
Remembering 9/11 Above, firefighters with South King Fire and Rescue and other local fire departments listen during a memorial service for the 14th anniversary of 9/11 at South King Fire and Rescue Fire Station 64. Photo courtesy of Randall Smith
Right, a boy waves a small flag during the ceremony, which featured guest speakers Ray McCormack, a lieutenant with the New York City Fire Department, and Ken Lee, whose uncle was on flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11. For the full story and more photos, see page 14. CARRIE RODRIGUEZ, the Mirror
Council approves $75,000 college study assesment BY RAECHEL DAWSON email@example.com
The Federal Way City
Council unanimously voted to approve $75,000 toward a college/university needs assessment study for Federal Way at a council meeting on Tuesday. Dipping into strategic reserves, the funds will
allow the mayor to enter into a Professional Services Agreement for the study to be conducted. The city has identified Florida-based MGT America to do the study, and anticipates it to begin
at the end of October and be finished by spring 2016. “I wholeheartedly support this and am very much looking forward to continuing the trajectory that we’re on,” said Councilwoman Kelly Maloney
Melinda O’Meara was fatally stabbed 100 times in July 2012. Her boyfriend who killed her was found not guilty of the crime by reason of insanity. Contributed photo
Mace cannot have contact with O’Meara’s family while committed. Two of the victim’s best friends filed statements explaining what it meant to lose their friend. “Losing her hit me much deeper than I could have ever imagined,” O’Meara’s friend Melanie wrote. “I was about to start my junior year of college in Arkansas, but knowing that I had to leave my neighborhood to go back to school just about tore me apart. I was sick with confusion, worry and guilt.”
at the meeting. Maloney spearheaded the city’s college/university initiative, which the council approved in July 2014. The initiative commits the city to the goal of bringing a college or branch campus to the city’s downtown area.
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The conversation continued after Weyerhaeuser announced last year it would be moving its longtime Federal Way headquarters to Seattle in 2016, as public officials and legislators tossed around ideas of what [ more COLLEGE, page 7 ]
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Peggy LaPorte, president of Friends United to Shelter the Indigent, Oppressed and Needy (FUSION), is being honored for her work in helping the homeless find a safe, transitional housing as they work toward self-sufficiency. The all-volunteer organization is supported by dozens of volunteers and by businesses, churches, nonprofits and service organizations. FUSION maintains furnished homes and condominiums throughout Federal Way and Northeast Tacoma where families in transition can live as they work toward finding permanent housing and employment. Association of Washington Generals presents the Washingtonian of the Year award annually to persons who have demonstrated leadership, selflessness, generosity and compassion in their service to others. LaPorte was nominated by Federal Way businessman Roger Flygare, who is commanding general of the Association of Washington Generals. Her nomination was supported by letters from King County Councilman Pete von Reichbauer, state Sen. Mark Miloscia, state Reps. Carol Gregory and Linda Kochmar and Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell. The Association of Washington Generals will also recognize Leslie Mayne of Gig Harbor as its recipient of the Community Service Award. Mayne was selected for her work through The Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation and Race for a Soldier, which organizes fun runs and other events to help soldiers affected by post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.
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Mayor Jim Ferrell gave the oath of office to Federal Way police officer Catriona Silver during the council meeting on Tuesday. Silver returned to the Federal Way Police Department as a well experienced, lateral police officer. She began her law enforcement career with the Los Angeles Police Department from 1990–1998 and has also served with the Maui Police Department from 1999-2004. Most recently, she served in Federal Way from 2006-2011. Silver left policing to work in the private sector and be closer to her parents who reside in Samoa. She returned to Federal Way to finish her law enforcement career. Silver attended the University of Washington where she earned her bachelor’s degree in society and justice. She also holds a master’s degree in organizational management from Ashford University. Silver is married with two sons.
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Mayor’s Memo… Change is underway…
Seattle Children’s South Clinic Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell, City Council members and local legislators joined Seattle Children’s South Clinic representatives during an open house of the new clinic on Saturday. The 32,000-squarefoot clinic includes 26 exam rooms, four treatment spaces and therapy gym. Located at 34920 Enchanted Parkway S., the clinic offers an urgent care open from 5-10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekend and holidays with no appointments needed. Photos courtesy of Bruce Honda
As fall begins and the leaves change, we leave behind a summer filled with progress. The official start of fall is September 23rd, but in reality, we all witness the transition before the actual Jim Ferrell, date arrives. In addition Federal Way Mayor to the bright yellow and deep red leaves we can see, there is just that feeling in the air that change is underway. Indeed change is underway. I am sure many readers have seen the construction at Town Square Park. You may have even asked yourselves: “What’s going on there?” or “I thought we just opened Town Square Park?” Perhaps the most important responsibility a Mayor has, is to be responsive to the constituents he serves. With this principle in mind, I would like to update you on the Phase II developments at Town Square Park. But first, let’s cover the history of the property… Town Square Park opened July 9, 2014 after the site sat vacant for more than a decade. The property, as many may remember, was once home to a six-screen AMC movie theater. The theater opened in 1983, but closed its doors September 2, 2003, as trends in public preference moved away from older theaters, toward mega theaters, housing many more screens. Federal Way purchased the property on January 3, 2007. Through the years several concepts were proposed for the four-acre site, but for varying reasons none came to fruition. The property began to resemble an episode of History Channel’s “Life After People.” A pile of rubble sat with blackberry bushes and weeds tangled throughout. Downtown Federal Way was experiencing what this paper called “Urban Blight.” Years before my election as your Mayor, I spoke about the possibilities of a downtown park. In my Mayor’s Memo from July 18, 2014 I said: “Every great city — big or small — has at least one central gathering place where residents can come together for community events, rallies and concerts, or to gather in smaller groups for picnics and recreational activities.” And gather, we did, holding seven major events at the park drawing nearly 1,000 people per event, including our city’s 25th Anniversary Celebration. As I discussed in that July 2014 Mayor’s Memo, we intended Town Square Park to “evolve” to meet the needs of our community. All of the furnishings from Phase I will be repurposed into the Phase II development. Those include items like the park benches and umbrellas, as well as two of the basketball hoops. The other hoops will move to the 312th Sport Court replacing the existing older basketball hoops already there. A Park for All of Us… When Town Square Park reopens next
summer, it will do so as an environmentally sensitive Low Impact Development (LID) in an urban setting. This “green” park sits atop the head waters of the Hylebos watershed making how we manage surface water a crucial component to the development. Site topography and the park’s design features multiple types of LID installations. These include permeable pavers and concrete, vegetated green roofs (on the covered picnic area and permanent restroom), a rain garden, depressed landscaping, and room for educational signage, as well as interactive storm water education elements for recreational park users and students of all ages. For families wanting to escape the warm summer months, Town Square Park will feature a state of the art spray park with large basalt columns and a center fountain. At night, the fountain can be lit up with vivid colors. Children will play on a big playground, and secure, permanent restrooms will also be installed. There will be a permeable concrete trail surrounding the park featuring more than 130 trees around the perimeter. The trail will have distance markers for joggers and will be lit in the evening hours. We will have beautiful blooming cherry trees in the spring and colorful foliage in the fall. The large maple trees will provide shade for those wanting to spend a summer day enjoying their lunch or reading a new book. Our popular Movies in the Park will return, thanks to the natural slope of the lawn, it will feel like sitting in an amphitheater. We will also have a permanent holiday tree for tree lightings and will feature concerts in the park throughout the year. Many of the concepts implemented in the Phase II improvements came directly from public input. It is important to note, every household in Federal Way received an invitation to participate in a survey last fall. The survey asked for ideas on how to improve Town Square Park. We received over 400 responses from that survey with a wide range of suggestions on how to upgrade Phase I. We also sought suggestions at a public meeting held at the Community Center last October, continuing with a detailed public process at the City Council retreat in January 2015. Equipped with some really great ideas, we began the process of developing Phase II. This new iteration of your Town Square Park is the cornerstone of a new Federal Way that is just beginning to take shape. I would like to thank the City Council for their partnership and unanimous support for the lasting new design features discussed in this memo. Our park is not only the product from your input, it is a bold statement of what we can achieve when we work together to build Federal Way’s future!
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David and Goliath: Can Thumbi defeat Duclos? In his quest to unseat Dini Duclos from her hold on Position 7 of the City Council, P.K.Thumbi might feel a little more like Don Quixote tilting at windmills than a political candidate. Duclos is a veteran council member, who is running for a third term. She is a former executive director of the Multi-Service Center and is a past chairwoman of the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce. She has lived in Federal Way for 14 years, is well known and, with two terms under her belt, she has the experience that Thumbi lacks. And while her colleagues say she is sometimes less than diplomatic, she understands city issues and government better than most. Her Municipal League rating was “Outstanding.” She is a formidable incumbent and will be hard to beat. Thumbi moved here in 2012 and works at Western State Hospital as a mental health technician. This is Thumbi’s first run for pub-
lic office but he is not new to politics. As a Republican precinct committee officer, he has worked on the campaigns of Republicans Sen. Mark Miloscia, Rep. Linda Kochmar and former Councilwoman Diana Noble-Gulliford. Miloscia and Noble-Gulliford have endorsed him, along with Lakehaven Utility commissioner Len Englund. However, the Republicans appear split on the race, as Tim and Teri Hickel, former Mayor Skip Priest, Sen. Joe Fain, County Councilman Pete von Reichbauer and the King County Republican Party have endorsed Duclos. Duclos has also received some Democratic support in Federal Way from Mayor Jim Ferrell, County Assessor Lloyd Hara and former Democratic state Senate candidate Shari Song. Duclos has been a supporter of the Performing Arts and Events Center, open spaces, Bob Roegner
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f you voted no on the last South King Fire and Rescue bond because you were trying to send a message to the leadership, it worked. Despite their bond having failed by a very small margin, district leadership is really starting to listen to the more than 7,000 people who voted no. Since the bond’s failure, district leadership has made four significant, albeit long overdue improvements. The first improvement, which received very little fanfare, was Chief Al Church’s voluntary reduction in his severance package. Prior to the bond’s failure, Church had one of the most generous severance packages in the state, potentially giving him 24 months of pay (roughly $350,000) if he was fired. Claiming that his severance pay “has mistakenly and unfairly become a hot topic in the realm of political bantering,” the chief accepted a severance package equal to that of the other chiefs. Ignoring that the chief waited until after Jerry Galland was knocked out in the primary before making this change, this is a huge step in rebuilding voter confidence in the district. The second improvement the fire district made since the bond’s failure was offering voters a chance to approve a much smaller bond than what was proposed earlier this year. Trying again with a smaller dollar amount seems like an obvious move, but the leadership had painted themselves into a corner by claiming that the first bond covered only the essentials. By coming back at a lower dollar amount and only the essential essentials, leadership demonstrated that they are willing to swallow their pride and listen to voters. The third and perhaps best improvement South King Fire made since the bond’s failure is an increased outreach to the community. Both on the district’s website and in the Federal Way Mirror,
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Lions’ impact began with one man’s dream Last July 2014, Lion John Kirry introduced a Lions International program called One Shot One Life to raise money to prevent measles worldwide. Each measles shot costs $1 and saves one life. Kirry was a pilot for US Airways and knew Sully Sullenberger, the pilot who landed his plane on the Hudson River in an emergency.
Sully signed a US Airways captains hat to be awarded to the club who raised the most money. The Kent Lions Club decided that they would match all donations from 48 local Lions clubs. Federal Way Lions among others gathered a total of $46,040. The Kent Lions matched that for a total of $92,081. The big kicker is the Gates Foundation matched that so the grand total raised was $184,162. So through the efforts of Lion John Kirry and 1,446 other Lions, 184,162 lives will be saved because one man had a dream to serve mankind. The Kent Lions drew an overflow audience when they recently received the Sully Hat.
Dorothy Burt, Federal Way Lions president
Thanks, Planned Parenthood Well, Amy Johnson and whoever supports Planned Parenthood, here is my response. Thank you Planned Parenthood for aborting babies and then selling their body parts for research — a feat not duplicated by any society except the Nazi Reich and of course the U.S. through Planned Parenthood. Thanks, Planned Parenthood, for performing abortions on young pregnant girls who are sex slaves and for not doing anything to help them to get out of their terrible situations. Thanks, Planned Parenthood, for your stupendous propaganda campaign lauding yourselves as the “helpers for women’s health
care” when you actually do nothing for women’s health care. To conclude my thanks to Planned Parenthood (tongue-in-cheek), I would like to thank the taxpayers of America who are paying for 20 percent of these activities. Planned Parenthood does not really need government funding. If they are so great, they will do fine on their own.
Sheila Cavan, Federal Way
Against Woodmont Recovery Center We are strongly against the Valley Cities mental health facility being built next to our public elementary school. Their are hundreds of kids at Woodmont Elementary school, within 657 feet
of this planned facility, and there would be people who are a danger to themselves and/or others, and newly sober folks (24 hours sober) attending this facility every day. It is planned to include an outpatient facility so they and drug addiction rehab patients would be walking in and out of their rehab center every day. It’s a big facility being planned, so there would be hundreds of outpatients in and out every day. And kids would walk home from school, right by this planned facility, also every day. Kids walking home would be likely encountering methodone patients, etc., walking by them on the same sidewalks. How does that make sense? This facility that is planned to be placed by our elementary school is bad enough, but it is also next [ more LETTERS page 6 ]
September 18, 2015 
Q&A with Mr. FW: marijuana tax holiday and fantasy football
: Mr. Federal Way, I saw that Colorado had a marijuana tax holiday Wednesday because they made too much money from taxes. Do you think that something like that could happen in Washington? A: Mr. Federal Way did see the news on Colorado’s marijuana tax holiday and the numbers are quite interesting. The state made more money from marijuanaspecific taxes than they did with alcohol-specific taxes, a first for our nation. Colorado made nearly $70 million from marijuana taxes to just about $42 million for alcohol. That doesn’t factor in state sales tax, however, so it’s likely that alcohol is still making them more money. The “holiday” is actually because the state exceeded their spending expectations and not because they exceeded their projections on marijuana tax collections.
The Colorado Taxpayers Bill of Rights has a provision that kicked in that forces the government to refund any of their spending money that they gained faster through inflation. They expected to lose around $3.6 million from the tax-free day on Wednesday. Mr. Federal Way doesn’t touch the stuff, so Mr. Federal Way does not care one way or the other about tax-free weed. If the “holiday” isn’t giving Mr. Federal Way a day off or honoring someone worthwhile, it’s useless. At the very least, Mr. Federal Way suggests a beer tax holiday just because the fridge needs to be restocked. Or perhaps everyone should just celebrate national pancake day by bringing them to Mr. Federal Way on the 26th. Back on topic, it’s also not going to happen for nearly the same reasons as
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public safety and parks and recreation programs. She would like to ensure that the city establishes good financial policies for the future. She would be reluctant to consider a $15 an hour minimum wage at this time and voted for the moratorium on retail marijuana shops in Federal Way. She, along with other council members, has agreed to abide by the voters’ will on the advisory vote in November. She would like to see a regional solution to the homeless day shelter challenge. Thumbi came to the United States from Kenya to further his education. He is running because he believes that two terms on the City Council are enough and that Duclos has had her turn. He believes new leadership is needed for the changing diversity of the community. He shares the same view as Duclos
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the district has offered to meet with any interested community groups, which has already included the Chamber of Commerce and others. They have also scheduled a community outreach barbecue on Sept. 19. Taking a page from Superintendent Tammy Campbell’s playbook, the fire district is leaving the comforts of their Ivory Fire Department to meet with citizens and hear their concerns. Though not directly related to South King Fire leadership, the fourth improvement since the bond’s failure that I personally experienced was outreach from the local union president and South King Fire emergency responder Layne Winter. While I had unfounded fears that our
Colorado if we had one in this state. We do not have a Taxpayers Bill of Rights. The best you’ll likely see is a gradual lowering of the crazy taxes on the stuff, much like what was recently approved. If it did happen, have fun driving to a neighboring city early enough to get a spot in line. Who knows if the City Council will figure out their stance on marijuana stores anytime soon. They keep saying they will, but we know how that goes. Q: Mr. Federal Way, did you watch the Seahawks opener? It was brutal to watch. I’m not even talking about the game, just all the ads for fantasy football sites. A: Yes, Mr. Federal Way did watch the game and would prefer to remember nothing of it. So thank you for send-
ing this in for Mr. Federal Way to talk about. The game itself went about as poorly as possible and while Mr. Federal Way would love to talk about things like Mama Lynch calling for offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell’s job or Kam Chancellor’s holdout, or how swell rookie receiver Tyler Lockett looks, Mr. Federal Way will stick with your topic of choice. The only thing worse than the Seahawks offensive line in the game were the ads. Every break in the game had to have been sponsored by DraftKings or FanDuel. They aren’t even good commercials. Sweaty guys pacing in a bar looking disheveled as the narrator tells you that this is what people who won $1 million look like is not helping their cause. It looks like they’re all constipated. Perhaps they look like that because they’re putting their monthly rent on the line just to win it. Imagine what the people who didn’t win the money
look like. You could probably run a nice haunted house with them by October if you could find a few. Even worse, we live in Washington where we couldn’t participate in this if we wanted to due to our laws on sports betting. Don’t worry, you can still play in their free leagues and probably help subsidize them more through the ads on their page (if they have them on there, Mr. Federal Way stays away from shady places not named City Hall). Despite being offputting to the majority of those watching the games, the NFL couldn’t care less being they’re raking in the money while the sites are still legal. Expect a few investigations into these kinds of sites in the very near future. If you think you can win that $1 million, you better get started quick. Good luck at beating the guys who are betting their mortgages on here and
made this their job. Yes, they do exist. Maybe Mr. Federal Way should join them in selling out for cash on this column. “Mr. Federal Way’s Q and A brought to you by Billy McHale’s.” Has a nice ring to it. Or maybe Mr. Federal Way can just get sponsored by another columnist. “Bob Roegner presents Mr. Federal Way’s Q and A.” It’s probably more likely to happen than Mr. Federal Way getting a raise. Think about it, Mr. Roegner. But in all seriousness, Mr. Federal Way hopes that the fantasy ads don’t last all season at their current frequency. And the Seahawks better get it together too. Q: Mr. Federal Way, what exactly did you do during your staycation last week? A: None of your business.
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on the $15 hour minimum wage issue but might be more comfortable if it were phased in over five to 15 years. Thumbi supports the Performing Arts and Events Center but was vague about his comfort with the financing plan without the tax credits, and how he would have voted had he been on the council. He believes we need a resource desk at City Hall to help growing business. He supports the need for a hygiene center for the homeless, and would like to see community groups bid on providing counseling services for people in the court system. His Municipal League rating was “Good.” Both candidates expect to raise and spend $12-14,000 on the race. Duclos has cash and in-kind contributions of almost $12,000, including a $4,500 loan from herself to her campaign. If needed, she can raise more. Despite his participation in a few cam-
paigns, Thumbi is not particularly well known to the general public and may have trouble raising the funds he needs. Incumbents can afford to wait to get serious about the campaign. First-time candidates can’t. Thumbi may have waited too long to get his campaign in high gear, as time for door-belling and money for mailings and newspaper ads are crucial. To beat Duclos, Thumbi should have started many months ago. He also needs to be able to offer solid policy reasons on why the public should choose him over a well-known incumbent. So far, their positions on most issues are pretty similar. That suggests Thumbi hasn’t done the necessary research on her voting record or he would be articulating the differences between them, not the similarities. He also lacks Duclos’s knowledge of how government works and, in some
cases, what it is currently doing. Thumbi talks of bold leadership but needs to define for the public how that translates to action. Duclos has to be considered the front runner until Thumbi shows what people would gain by voting for him. But the two highest profile debates are coming soon. The Mirror and the Chamber of Commerce debates are scheduled in October and will give the challengers the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. The publicity, both media and word of mouth, from those two events can make a significant difference in the eventual outcome. Duclos is a known quantity and has been elected twice. Can Thumbi offer a realistic alternative?
meeting would involve one of us getting roughed up, Mr. Winter was very respectful in asking to hear my concerns and requesting my endorsement of the current bond. We can be fairly certain that not one of these improvements would have been made if the bond had passed. In other words, by voting no, citizens were finally able to force improvements that should have been made years ago. The question facing voters now is if enough improvements have been made, or if we need to vote no again to force even more changes. To get my yes vote, the district still needs to make three significant, but easy to implement changes. The first is to put an end to nepotism in
the district, which goes way beyond the chief ’s son. The second is to own up to the fact that more than $6 million of the bond is NOT being used for essentials, but instead this money is being used to pay off debt on a piece of property that will likely sit unused for decades and if sold, the savings would buy a new fire truck every three years. The third is to offer voters the option of a much less expensive level of service. At great expense, we are one of only a few districts with a level 2 rating, while all of our neighboring cities seem to be getting by just fine at a level 3 rating (a lower number is better). Despite claims made by the district, they have been unable to produce any
evidence that a worse rating would result in higher insurance premiums. If the district made these changes prior to the general election, not only would I vote yes, I would also hold a vote yes sign every morning for a week on Highway 99. If these changes are not made, I will eagerly vote no, hoping that it will bring about another round of long overdue improvements. After all, if the bond money was so “badly needed,” the district would just sell their unused property and use that money to start making improvements.
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 September 18, 2015
Legislators disapprove of Woodmont Recovery Center location FROM STAFF REPORTS
Local lawmakers on both sides of the aisle — including Reps. Linda Kochmar, Carol Gregory and Tina Orwall — expressed their disapproval on Wednesday over the chosen location for the Woodmont Recover Center. The treatment and rehabilitation center, which Valley Cities plans to build in the Woodmont neighborhood of Des Moines, has received public backlash in recent weeks due to the facility’s close proximity to Federal Way Public Schools’ Woodmont Elementary. Gregory, D-Federal Way, and Orwall,
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door to the Woodmont Library. Next door means that patients may likely stop there on their way home. Of course, they would not be supervised after leaving their facility. Every afternoon, there are tons of kids at that library. There are many poor families in our area who are still at work, and their kids
www.federalwaymirror.com D-Des Moines, strongly recommended that the proposed center be sited farther from a public elementary school. In a Sept. 15 letter, both state representatives clearly understood the critical mental health and chemical dependency services needed in South King County, but concluded siting this facility in a neighborhood is unacceptable. “Tina and I are both strongly committed to finding a site for these essential services. However, after carefully reviewing this specific site, we determined this is clearly an unacceptable risk,” the legislators wrote, noting the proposed campus contains high acuity services, including a detox facility, a methadone clinic and an involuntary psychiatric facility. Kochmar, R-Federal Way, said that while understands the need for such facilities in South King County, the chosen location further threatens an area that has its cut of
hang out at our library. Plus tons of families, too, at story times, teen activities, etc. Kids and mental health drug rehab patients, newly sober folks, psychiatric patients, etc., hanging out in front of the library, and in the library. Does this make any sense? Do we have to wait until one of our neighborhood kids encounters a fragile, not-yet rehabilitated of-
fender, and gets hurt, to get this plan shut down? The Des Moines mayor has come out and stated that this project being approved was a mistake. We hear that our state is disallowing city of Des Moines officials to change their mind on this unfortunate and unsafe plan. How can our state place this rehab center next to Woodmont Elementary
public safety issues. “Upon listening to input from local community members and stakeholders, I cannot support the chosen location for the Woodmont Recovery Center,” said Kochmar in a media release. “These services are greatly needed, but its current location has left the community it would serve feeling unsafe and vulnerable. It is essential we listen and develop a better plan to bring critical mental health and drug treatment services to South King County with state, local and community support.” The facility would be located on Pacific Highway and North 16th Avenue and would also abut a public library. Kochmar has suggested using the SCORE facility in Des Moines as an alternative for transporting and treating patients in a more secure area for the safety of both recovering patients and the community. School and the library? I have worked in mental health and I support more funding and services, but not at the expense of the safety of our children. Please do not proceed with this plan. How was this plan devised without any regard to our youngest citizens’ safety?
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“I have worked with Valley Cities throughout the years and strongly support the work they do in our community. I have consistently supported their needs at the state level, and hope to continue to do so in the future,” said Kochmar in the media release. “Community members agree we need these services in South King County, but we must provide them in a responsible way.” Kochmar said she will continue to work with city officials and community members to find a more appropriate site for the facility. The Woodmont Recovery Center would provide involuntary inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, involuntary psychiatric treatment and other services. Valley Cities received a grant for $1 million from King County and a $5 million grant appropriated in the state’s 2015-17 capital budget passed this summer.
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O’Meara died on July 6 at the Camelot Square Mobile Home Park just north of Federal Way from stab wounds in nearly all vital organs. O’Meara was a 2009 graduate of Decatur High School while Mace was a 2001 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. According to court documents, a neighbor called 911 the day O’Meara died to report the stabbing. The neighbor told police he was in his living room when Mace walked into his house through an unlocked door. He was distraught and on the verge of tears. Mace asked to borrow the phone to call 911 because he thought someone was about to kill his wife. O’Meara and Mace were not married but were dating. As the neighbor spoke to 911 dispatch, Mace said “I stabbed her,” according to court documents. After calling for help, the neighbor flagged down a passing security officer, who detained Mace in handcuffs in the back of his vehicle. When police arrived, Mace told them a knife was “on the floor next to the one she came at me with.” Officers found O’Meara face down surrounded by blood. There were signs of struggle. In a police interview, Mace later disclosed that he had returned home from work and was going to take a
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shower when O’Meara “started talking in demon talk.” He alleged she came at him with a knife and he threw a large glass marijuana bong at her head in order to grab the knife away from her. But after that, he promptly blacked out. He claims to have no memory of what happened next. Mace admitted to using marijuana, heroin, OxyContin and other opiate drugs. After his arrest, a drug recognition expert detected a distinct odor on Mace commonly associated with methamphetamine use. His pupils were also constricted, a sign of someone “coming down” from the drug. According to Mace’s mother, she and his family members tried to convince him to get counseling. A week before the murder, Mace had walked in on O’Meara’s family, who was trying to move her out of their home. Mace’s mother said after that day, something “snapped” and his mental state wasn’t the same. His emails were even different. O’Meara’s friends were concerned about her relationship with Mace long before the time of the murder. Friend Melanie called Mace “controlling” in her statement and even feared that a text she sent to O’Meara inviting her to get lunch is what may have sparked an argument between the two. Friend Trisha said, “The thought that Kenny could
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Chamber seeks to expand network with event FROM STAFF REPORTS
Membership matters and the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce will be reaching out to the business community Sept. 22-23 with a membership event that organizers say is like none other. During the event, current members will volunteer to sign up new chamber members and create a greater community awareness of the important role of the chamber in the regional community. “The chamber is about building our community through business,” said Lisa Skari, board chair. “Growing our network through this membership event is how we are helping to build a stronger Federal Way.” The membership event is organized by the professional firm Your Chamber Connection and features event guru Jimmy Cusano. Their specialty is high energy membership campaigns that allow volunteers to conduct “out of the
box” membership fun while building the membership base. “It’s about business,” Cusano said. “And the Chamber of Commerce is the business community. Our events bring community leaders together in a competitive, fun setting to tell the Chamber story. When others hear about everything the chamber does, there is always a great deal of enthusiasm and support for the chamber.” Chamber President Becca Martin said, “Our members are the heroes who get up every day and unlock their doors and tell the world that Federal Way is open for business. Our business community has a super power and it’s the Chamber of Commerce.” The chamber carried the superhero theme when it announced the membership event at the August luncheon. “At the chamber, we believe in truth, justice and the Federal Way,” she said. For more information, call the chamber at 253-838-2605. “We’d love to see you,” Martin said. “And capes are not required.”
[ PROJECT from page 1] to schools, summer programs, special interest groups and the public. Federal Way Public Schools Chief Academic Officer Danielle Pfeiffer said the stormwater project could benefit students as they learn next generation science standards. “A shift in the next generation of science standards and an increased emphasis of engineering across all branches of science, students have to analyze real world problems, identify criteria and constraints and evaluate trade-offs as they plan and optimize solutions for problems,” Pfeiffer told the council in public comment. Because the park is located at the headwaters of Hylebos Creek, the city’s prime salmon bearing stream, there’s opportunities to expand Federal Way Public Schools’ Storming the Sound with Salmon program. The program allows students from 26 schools to release salmon into the creek and learn about the importance of the environment. As a new unit of Storming the Sound with Salmon program, sixth graders will be asked to design a rain garden for their school campus. The Town Square Park project will include its own rain garden, vegetated roofs, permeable pavers, rainwater harvesting and native plants. Although there’s been a great emphasis on keeping the
County Council approves funding to address untested rape kits FROM STAFF REPORTS
The Metropolitan King County Council recently gave its unanimous approval to provide $200,000 in funding for sexual assault experts in the King County Sheriff ’s Office to identify the exact number of untested rape kits that remain in King County, prioritize those cases for testing and submit them to the State Patrol Crime Laboratory for processing. “This is the right thing to do, and as we’ve seen across the country, this work often results in arrests and convictions of serial rapists and other criminals,” said Councilman Rod Dembowski, the prime sponsor of the legislation. “It sends a clear message to victims of sexual assault — you matter, what happened to you matters, and we take your case seriously.” Rape kits are intended for use immediately after a sexual assault has occurred, but
cost of Town Square Park’s redesign to no more than $1.5 million, the funding for the project will come from a separate budget, which was allocated years ago. “While the cost of the combined projects will be higher than the Town Square Park project alone, many elements of the stormwater management project will greatly enhance the Town Square Park project without increasing costs to the park division and in some cases helping to reduce costs,” Public Works Director Marwan Salloum said. “The stormwater management utility benefits greatly by having access to a high visibility property/project, at no cost to the utility, to construct/integrate a stormwater education and outreach facility.” The funding will come from Surface Water Utility user fees, which are annually assessed on all property owners in Federal Way, according to Salloum. “The capital improvement program consists of a list of approved surface water-related projects to be constructed over the next eight years by the surface water utility,” Salloum said. “Funding that is not fully expended by past projects can be made available for new projects or projects that are underfunded, with council approval. In this case, unexpended funds within a past capital project are available to be utilized for the proposed project.” Consulting and design of the project will cost $50,000, while construction is estimated to be $350,000. Operation
once the evidence has been collected, it can sit in storage for years. Across the country, thousands of rape kits — DNA evidence collected by a health care professional after a sexual assault — go untested each year. In jurisdictions like New York City, Dallas and Tacoma, the analysis of previously untested rape kits has led to the identification of new offenders, linking of serial cases and exoneration of the wrongly convicted. This year, the Washington state Legislature passed House Bill 1068, requiring all new rape kits to be submitted for testing to the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory within 30 days of being collected by law enforcement. “With this announcement, the leadership in King County is making a concrete commitment to victims,” said Mary Ellen Stone, executive director of the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center. “Testing all kits going forward as well as addressing past kits sends a clear and positive message to victims that reporting matters. It’s important for victims and it’s important for our community. I encourage other jurisdictions throughout our region to take similar steps.”
and maintenance will be about $5,000 a year, starting in 2016. Although surface water education and outreach were not initially part of Town Square Park’s final design, the idea came after the first stages of construction and will not impact the construction schedule, which estimates the park will re-open in summer 2016. Constructing the project at the park will allow the city to avoid demolition of an existing structure and incorporate it at a site that’s already under construction. “Without the need for a retrofit, the project cost would be reduced,” Salloum said. “There would be fewer limitations on installation and no disruption to existing users.” The vision educational center will have multiple uses — education and water quality treatment. As water is treated, it will go back into the groundwater and eventually back into Hylebos Creek. “These programs are essential for influencing human behavior patterns, which has been established as the best management practice for permanent improvement in local water bodies,” Salloum said. “Education of K-12 students on stormwater runoff, water quality and habitat restoration has multiple benefits, two of which are influencing their adult choices and indirect education of their parents on the importance of where the city’s drainage system meets the natural environment.”
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patron in the Hitchin Post Saloon parking lot said the shooting definitely came from the area behind the Thunder Chief Bar located on Puyallup tribal land west of Southwest 356th Street. Strangling causes woman to pass out: At 2:18 a.m. on Sept. 13 in an unknown block of 27th Place SW, the suspect broke into a residence and confronted a woman, who got into a verbal altercation that turned physical. The suspect strangled the victim, who passed out. The suspect fled the scene only to return to the residence later, break in and confront the victim again. Another altercation occurred and the victim called 911. The suspect again strangled the victim, who did not loose consciousness this
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Sept. 12 at 901 S. 348th St., a King County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed a man hiding in the bushes at the Park and Ride. The deputy watched the suspect in his rear view mirror as he passed him. The man then sprinted towards the deputy’s patrol vehicle and jumped on top of the trunk. He crawled on top of the car, prompting the deputy to draw his weapon. The man told the deputy he thought he was someone else. The man then fell to the ground and hid his arms underneath him. He exhibited mental health problems but complied with officers when they ordered him off the property. The suspect said he was homeless. Police entered a caution into their database due to the suspect’s actions. Sexual assault: At 6:06 a.m. on Sept. 12 in an unknown block of Southwest 323rd Street, a 22-year-old victim reported to police that a known 24-year-old suspect made unwanted sexual advances toward her. The victim was interviewed and taken to the hospital. Police could not locate or contact the suspect. Grandmother says grandson’s father shot him with Airsoft gun: At 8:49 a.m. on Sept. 12 in an unknown block of Second Place South, the grandmother of a child called 911 to report the child’s father was possibly abusing him. The grandmother has custody of the child and the father gets weekend visitations. She said the father shot his son with an Airsoft gun in the back and threatened to hit him with a walking stick if he did not listen. The grandmother said there were no marks on the child. Couple steals TV and more from motel: At 1:11 p.m. on Sept. 12 at 33002 Pacific Highway S., the manager of the New Horizon Motel reported that a male and female staying at the hotel stole a TV and hide-a-bed couch cover. The manager provided a photocopy of the man’s driver’s license but had no information on the female. The manager stated that he was going to take the male to small claims court for the loss. Woman uses counterfeit bill, flees store: At 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 at 27400 Pacific Highway S., an unidentified female used a fake $100 bill to pay for cigarettes. The cashier told the woman that the bill was fake and the female then
grabbed the cigarettes and fled on foot. Area checks for the suspect were met with negative results. Police recovered the bill from the cashier and printed on the bill is “For motion picture use only.” The bill was submitted into evidence. The suspect was described as African American, 5-feet 6-inches tall, in her 20s, with a heavy build and wearing a gray hoodie and black tank top. Mother panhandling with children arrested: At 4:42 p.m. on Sept. 12 at 1900 S. 314th St., a witness called 911 to express concern over a woman panhandling with small children present. The witness was concerned with the children’s safety. Police determined the panhandler had a felony warrant out of Colorado. She was booked into SCORE jail. Homeless man steals jeans: At 6:11 p.m. on Sept. 12 at 2101 S. Commons, a suspect used powerful magnets to defeat security tags to steal a pair of $68 jeans from Kohl’s. The man was detained and the stolen merchandise was recovered. The man admitted to the theft, explaining he did so because he has been living in the woods and has been trying to put his life back together after having recently quit using meth. He was issued a five-year notice of trespass for The Commons mall. Kohl’s did not wish to prosecute. Force not so strong with Star Wars ring thief: At 7:24 p.m. on Sept. 12 at 2101 S. Commons, a suspect concealed a $100 Star Wars ring he stole from Kohl’s and exited the store without paying. When Loss Prevention contacted him, he gave back the ring but refused to come back to the Loss Prevention office. When the officer warned him he would call police, the suspect told the Loss Prevention officer to go ahead and call the police before he fled on foot. Police located the suspect across the street from the mall and arrested him. Strong-arm business robbery: At 11:12 p.m. on Sept. 12 at 2140 SW 356th St., the owner of Easy Espresso called 911 to report that three suspects stole money from him. He said around 9:30 p.m. a male approached his coffee stand asking for water. The victim denied the male water because he did not want to purchase anything else. The male returned an hour
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later with three females. The four approached the coffee stand on foot and one of the females went up to the window and asked for coffee. While the female distracted the victim, the male entered the coffee stand through the open door. The male walked up to the victim and got very close and the victim felt intimidated. The male stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim’s pocket. The four suspects then left on foot. The victim described the male as African American, approximately 5-feet 10-inches tall to 6-feet in his twenties. He was wearing a dark colored Nike baseball hat, a blue fluffy jacket with a Seahawks symbol, jeans and white tennis shoes. The victim had video surveillance of the incident and told police he would make a copy of the video. Police conducted an area check for the suspects but could not locate them. Man drugs, rapes woman: At 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 in the 1000 block of S. 324th St., a 35-yearold victim reported she met the 41-year-old suspect at Scoreboard Pub for a first date. The victim reported after three drinks she felt unusual and began blacking out. The victim believes the suspect drugged and raped her. Police are investigating the case. Man finds woman making sandwich in his kitchen: At 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 11 in the 32000 block of 46th Place SW, a man called police to report that he found a female in his kitchen making a sandwich. He confronted the woman and she ran out the door. Police found the woman in the bushes behind a neighboring residence. The man was not interested in prosecuting the woman. The woman thought the man’s residence was where her mom had been residing. Police determined no crime was committed. Hallucinating mother committed: At 5:28 a.m. on Sept. 10 in the 3400 block of Pacific Highway S., police contacted a woman at Chevron. While holding her child, she began hallucinating and walking towards the officer. Police detained her and she was involuntarily committed. Her children were placed with Child Protective Services. Barefoot woman flees domestic violence: At 3:56 a.m. on Sept. 9 in the 2200 block of S. Star Lake Road, a Kent police officer found a female running northbound on Pacific Highway South wearing pajamas and no shoes. The female indicated a domestic violence incident had occurred between her and her husband at the Club Palisades apartment complex. The Kent officer requested Federal Way police officers respond. Fed-
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Car fatally strikes pedestrian walking in middle of road BY CARRIE RODRIGUEZ email@example.com
25-year-old pedestrian was killed Sunday morning when he was struck by a vehicle while he was walking in the roadway on Military Road South in Federal Way. According to the police report, an 18-year-old Federal Way man was driving his vehicle northbound on Military Road South, approaching the 28300 block when it was dark outside at approximately 2:21 a.m. The driver suddenly observed the pedestrian, who was wearing dark clothing, walking in the middle of the northbound lane in front of him. The driver swerved left but was unable to avoid hitting him. The vehicle’s front bumper hit the pedestrian, causing fatal head, neck and torso injuries, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The medical examiner determined the cause of death was an accident and identified the pedestrian as Ezeqiel Ramirez-Hernandez, of Federal Way. The force of the impact sent Ramirez-Hernandez approximately 65 feet from the estimated point of impact to the shoulder of the northbound lane of Military Road South, the police report continues. South King Fire and Rescue and the Kent Fire Department responded after the driver called 911 to report the accident. They initiated life saving measures but Ramirez-Hernandez was pronounced deceased on scene at 2:39 a.m. Kent police gave the driver a field sobriety test and preliminary breath test, which determined the driver had not been driving impaired. The driver was released on scene.
Correction Co-author Carri Schneider wrote “Smart Parents: Parenting for Powerful Learning” with former Federal Way Public Schools Su-
perintendent Tom Vander Ark and Bonnie Lathrum, not as reported in the Sept. 11 edition of the Federal Way Mirror. The Mirror regrets this error and always strives for accuracy.
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 September 18, 2015
CHRISTIAN FAITH BREAKS GROUND ON ACADEMIC AND ATHLETIC CENTER
Christian Faith School’s board of trustees members will break ground at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 to make way for a new Academic and Athletic Center to be built on 20th Avenue adjacent to Christian Faith Center. This 36,000-square-foot facility will contain classrooms for electives, and a student hub, as well as a tournament-ready gymnasium — complete with bleachers and locker rooms. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. There will be a brief ceremony and refreshments will be served. The ceremony takes place across 20th Avenue from Christian Faith Center at 33645 20th Ave. S., Federal Way.
CHILLY CHASE 5K TO BENEFIT CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS Saturday, Sept. 26 marks the annual 5K Chilly Chase at Celebration Park in Federal Way, which will benefit Saghalie Middle School and Decatur High School’s cross country teams. The event is in conjunction with the Federal Way Farmer’s Market Chili Cook-off. The run is sponsored by Federal Way Public Schools, Federal Way Community Center, Decatur cross country and Saghalie Girls Cross Country. Package pick-up opens at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. Registration is $30 ($40 for late and day-ofrace registration) and includes a T-shirt.
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First half struggles sink Federal Way against top-ranked Camas BY TERRENCE HILL email@example.com
ederal Way came up short in a 49-28 loss as they welcomed the Associated Press’s No. 1 ranked team in 4A football to Federal Way Memorial Stadium. The Camas Papermakers made the two-and-a-half hour trip to Federal Way Saturday to face the Eagles for the second time in two years. Last year, Camas won 49-6 on their home turf. The 2 p.m. kickoff meant the teams were playing during the hottest part of the day. The heat coupled with a long first half wore down the Eagles right before halftime. The first quarter alone lasted nearly 50 minutes. After trading possessions to open the game, Camas struck first with a nine-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Liam Fitzgerald to receiver Hunter Bruno. Federal Way responded quickly with an 85-yard touchdown run by Jovan Vongsaveng on the following drive. One minute later, the Papermakers found the endzone once again on a 35-yard touchdown pass from Fitzgerald to Jared Bentley. The rest of the first half would belong to Camas from there. Federal Way had trouble keeping their defense off the field. The offense could not find their rhythm and
Camas running back Jordan Del Moral runs by Federal Way defenders during their 49-28 win over the Eagles. TERRENCE HILL, the Mirror sustain a drive, while the defense was unable to force many three and outs. Eagles quarterback D’jimon Jones went down in the second quarter, forcing them to turn to backup quarterback Gabe Togia. Jones returned at both defensive back and wide receiver later in the game. “Our offense was so discombobulated,” Federal Way head coach John Meagher said. “I don’t know how many first downs we had in the first half, it didn’t feel like many. Our defense was just on the field the entire half. We were playing defense for a general six possession first half, but I think they had 10 or 11 possessions. We just ran out of gas at the end of the half.”
The heat, injuries and hour-and-a-half long first half took their toll at the very end of the second quarter. Camas scored 21 points in the final 4:39 of the first half to take a 35-7 lead. Fitzgerald finished the half with four touchdowns, finding Bruno and Bentley both once again. Jordan Del Moral also scored on a fouryard touchdown run. Halftime seemed to rejuvenate the Eagles. The teams once again traded scoreless possessions to open the half. Federal Way scored first in the third quarter on a 65-yard run by running back Andrzej Hughes-Murray. Hughes-Murray finished with nine carries for 91 yards and a touchdown. The Papermakers
responded with another Fitzgerald-to-Bentley touchdown to push the lead to 42-14. The Eagles drove back down the field looking confident once again. The drive culminated with Togia finding receiver Brian Parker in the endzone with a perfectly placed ball over two defenders for a 35-yard touchdown pass with 8:57 left in the game. Trailing 42-21, Togia and the Eagles once again drove down the field on their next possession. This time he would find receiver Bobi Sims streaking down the right side of the field for a 30-yard touchdown pass with 4:41 remaining, cutting Camas’s lead to 14 points. The Papermakers ended
the Eagles comeback hopes with a clock-eating drive and one final rushing touchdown from one yard out by Will Schultz to push the score to 49-28. “I liked our effort, especially in the second half,” Meagher said. “It’s hot out here today and the first half just seemed like it lasted forever. I think we wore down at the end of the first half. I was proud of the way we came out in the second half and continued to play hard and make it somewhat of a respectable score and football game at the end.” Camas’s Fitzgerald finished the day 32-44 for 347 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. His favorite target, Bentley, finished with 12 catches for 186 yards and two touchdowns. Jordan Del Moral led the Papermakers rushing attack with 23 carries for 135 yards and a touchdown. Togia finished the day 9-17 for 128 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Parker led Federal Way receivers with five catches for 88 yards and touchdown. Vongasaveng was the leading rusher with five carries for 97 yards and a touchdown. Last season, the Eagles started 0-2 as well before winning nine straight games and reaching the quarterfinals in the state playoffs. Federal Way (0-2) travels to face the Tahoma Bears (20) at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18.
Thomas Jefferson looks stronger in loss to Graham-Kapowsin BY TERRENCE HILL firstname.lastname@example.org
Two weeks into the season, Jefferson has made it clear that they should not be overlooked. Even in their 20-7 loss on Thursday to the Graham-Kapowsin Eagles, they looked strong. In week one, it took a 20-point fourth quarter comeback and overtime for the Raiders to top the Puyallup Vikings 33-27. On Thursday, they stepped onto Art Crate Field to take on the sixthranked Eagles. Last season, Thomas Jefferson lost 35-14 to Graham-Kaposwin. This year, they looked pretty equal to them. Jefferson began the game with a defensive stop near midfield. On fourth down, however, the Eagles’ punt bounced back into the Raiders returner and the Eagles recovered on the two. They punched it into the endzone
on a two-yard run by running back Villami Hansen immediately after. The Raiders offense moved the ball well all night, but just had trouble finishing drives. Turnovers ended a few of their most promising drives. “I liked that we battled,” Jefferson head coach Jeff Zenisek said. “Last week against Puyallup, we battled to the end and here we battled all the way to the end. It was just frustrating we didn’t finish a drive. We got a drive going and we’d falter out. That hurts you, it takes the wind out of your sails. We just got to learn to finish what we we’re doing and we will. We’ve got that kind of character on the team.” Jefferson’s only touchdown on the night came on defense when linebacker Justin Madden picked off GrahamKapowsin quarterback Dylan Morris and raced 57
yards to the endzone in the first quarter. Jefferson took a 7-6 lead and held it until an Eagles field goal right before halftime gave them a 9-7 lead. Graham-Kapowsin ran 25 more plays than the Raiders in the half, but only moved the ball consistently on their final field goal drive. Jefferson once again drove down the field to begin the second half. A botched field goal attempt kept them from putting points on the board. That was as close as either team would come to scoring in the third quarter. The defenses took over and for a good portion of the game, Jefferson’s looked stronger. The fourth quarter saw the Raiders drive down into the redzone only to come away with nothing. From Graham-Kapowsin’s 16 yard line, quarterback Mason Delacruz tried to find his favorite target on the day,
Tyson Sonnenfeld, in the endzone. Instead, Eagles defender Aaron Wright matched him stride for stride and picked off the jump ball. What followed was the Eagles’ most consistent drive since the first half. They managed to get to the Jefferson five yard line,
but the Raiders pushed them back. On fourth and goal from the six, Jefferson forced Graham-Kapowsin’s Jeremiah Kekoa to fumble. It bounced out of the endzone for a touchback. With just over eight minutes left, Jefferson still could get nothing going on offense. [ more Jefferson, page 20 ]
Graham-Kapowsin’s Jeremiah Kekoa runs towards the sidelines after a pass early in the first quarter of their 20-7 win over Thomas Jefferson on Thursday, Sept. 10 at Art Crate Field. TERRENCE HILL, the Mirror
September 18, 2015 
Decatur offense struggles in shutout loss to Kentlake BY TERRENCE HILL email@example.com
hings didn’t look too bad for Decatur in the first half of their 42-0 loss against Kentlake on Friday at Memorial Stadium. The second half is when things fell apart. The two teams met twice last season with Kentlake taking both games, 56-36 and 47-24. Decatur started the game with the ball and moved it a little before being forced to punt. It looked like they were going to get off to a good start when James George muffed the punt and the Gators recovered at the Falcons 32 yard line. The next play was a sign of things to come for Decatur’s offense as they fumbled and Kentlake recovered, ending a scoring chance. The turnover didn’t hurt the Gators on the scoreboard, however. Kentlake was forced to punt, giving the Gators offense their second opportunity. This time the drive ended in a pick six as Kentlake’s Cody Falkner took the pass 47 yards back to the endzone for the opening score. The Falcons missed the extra point, giving them a 6-0 lead five minutes into the game. On Kentlake’s next offensive series, Denny Toso made them pay for going deep with a leaping interception along the sideline. The Gators offense continued to
struggle. The passing game was unable to get going, allowing Kentlake to focus their attention on running back Christian Siva. “We had problems all around,” Decatur head coach Levi Suiaunoa said. “Really no bright spot on our offense. We gotta go back to the drawing board and fix some things. Christian Siva ran hard, for what we ask him to do. All of that comes down to coaching. We just gotta do a better job. I gotta do a better job of getting them ready.” Kentlake added another touchdown on a two-yard run by Andrew Dixon late in the second quarter. He also converted the two-point conversion to give them the 14-0 lead they took into the half. It was a much better showing for the Gators’ defense after giving up five offensive touchdowns in the first half to Spanaway Lake a week prior in their 52-28 loss. Still, the offense was ineffective in the second half even after a quarterback change. As the defense had to take the field more, they began to wear down. Kentlake scored three times in the third quarter. Two more touchdowns came from the feet of Dixon as he scored on runs of six and 31 yards. The other came on a 21-yard pass from Trey Helgeson to Austin McBryde, giving them a 35-0 lead at the end of three quarters. The Falcons added one more touchdown on a nine-yard run by Larry Alar. “I got to see the character of the play-
Decatur’s Roy Crawford tackles a Kentlake player in the first quarter of their 42-0 loss on Sept. 11 at Federal Way Memorial Stadium. TERRENCE HILL, the Mirror ers,” Suiaunoa said. “There were guys who tanked it. I want guys who will fight no matter what the score is. And I need them to continue to fight because that’s what we expect of them. So you see some of that out there. They care. Players like Roy [Crawford], they care.” “At the same time, we’ve got another game and we can’t do anything to change the score of this game, but we can do
everything to change the score of the next game.” Decatur saw an increase of players show up for their practice the day following the loss. They travel to French Field on Friday, Sept. 18 to face the Kentridge Chargers at 7 p.m. The Gators defeated the Chargers 72-54 last season for their lone win.
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 September 18, 2015
HIGHLINE EARNS NATIONAL DIVERSITY AWARD
Highline College has received the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, for the third consecutive year. “Highline is honored to receive this award for the third year in a row and to be recognized for our commitment to diversity and the work we do every day on our campus,” said Highline President Jack Bermingham. “Diversity is more than a program or an initiative at Highline; it is the soul of our institution.” As a recipient of the annual award — an honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — Highline will be featured along with 91 other recipients in Insight Into Diversity magazine’s November 2015 issue. Insight Into Diversity magazine selected recipients based on diversity and inclusion initiatives, and ability to embrace a broad definition of diversity on campus, including gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Highline is the most diverse college in Washington and was one of only two colleges in the state, and the only community college in Washington, to receive the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.
‘Never forget’ Community remembers lost lives at 9/11 memorial service BY RAECHEL DAWSON firstname.lastname@example.org
t. Ray McCormack was running late to work the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. McCormack, a lieutenant for the New York City Fire Department, had worked the night before but went home early after his wife called him with worries. “I’m going to tell you two things: First off, my wife rarely calls me at work and, second of all, nervousness is not a real excuse to leave work,” he told a crowd of about 100 at a memorial service for the 14th anniversary of 9/11 at South King Fire and Rescue Fire Station 64. He was supposed to work throughout the night and the day of 9/11 but after his wife’s friend called, echoing her concerns, he left the firehouse with slightly high blood pressure, expecting to be in the next morning. In addition to being late, McCormack was pulled over for speeding and had to rely on his scanner because his radio wasn’t working that morning. But his morning quickly worsened when he heard a peculiar thing on the scanner. “I thought I heard somebody say that a plane crashed into the World Trade Center,” he recalled. “I was like, ‘No, that can’t be it.’ But the next message I heard was ‘send every available ambulance you have.’” McCormack looked up and there was smoke. “I broke a few more traffic laws to get to work,” the Harlem lieutenant of Ladder 28 said. The first plane had crashed into the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, marking
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the worst terrorist attacks the United States has ever endured. Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda later crashed three other hijacked airplanes — a second into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon and one into a field in Pennsylvania, which was heading to Washington D.C. but was rerouted after a passenger takeover. The firehouse was chaotic. Televisions blared, rumors flew and everyone was directed not to use phone lines unless unless absolutely necessary. Itching to help before the second plane had even crashed, McCormack finally got his chance at midnight. “We worked throughout the night and the next afternoon and we finally got relieved,” he said, noting many firefighters returned to the site after their shift had ended. For the first two weeks, McCormack and others’ job was to find survivors in void spaces. “But it turned out, I don’t think any — there were some survivors but they were found initially,” he said. After that, it was recovery mode. For one month in the beginning of 2002, McCormack and his team found deceased people and returned them to their families. “It was a very difficult month, emotionally and physically,” he said. Gig Harbor resident Ken Lee was on the other side of the country when he found out his uncle Dong Lee had died on American Airlines flight 77, the plane that crashed into the Pentagon. “I didn’t even know my uncle was traveling because he lived in Virginia, he was going from Virginia to Los Angeles that day,” Lee said. “And then it was after, a day after, that I got a call from my aunt that he was on the plane. The last thing, after talking to my aunt, the last words he said was that he’ll miss her and be careful.”
Lee’s uncle was traveling for a business trip with Boeing. Only nine years older than Lee, Lee described his uncle as more like a brother to him. He immigrated to America in the 1960s from Korea after having lost both of his parents at a young age. “He was a person you really wanted to be around,” Lee said. “The reason I looked up to him was he was rock solid in his conventions… He always went out of his way to make other people happy.” The memorial service, meant to honor the 2,977 Americans and 343 firefighters who were killed by the attacks, showcased a year-old memorial structure with the names of the police and fire personnel and citizens
whose lives were lost. The memorial is built in the shape of a pentagon with the names of the World Trade Center victims on the inside of the south wall. In the center of the pentagonshaped memorial is a 1,200 pound, 10-feet tall steel beam from the World Trade Center. The steel is mounted on a pedestal that displays the names of the police and fire personnel and it is pointed 102 degrees east towards Ground Zero. On the southeast wing is a rock, which was excavated from the Shanksville, Pennsylvania crash site with names of victims above and on the southwest wing, there’s a 250 pound piece of Indiana limestone from the face of the Pentagon with
victim’s names above. On the other side is two three ton basalt columns that rise out of the words “Never Forget,” which represent the World Trade Center Twin Towers. The columns are next to a single Callery pear tree, which represents the lone surviving tree at Ground Zero and the grass area, tying the two sections together, represents the field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. “Many thanks go out to those that helped make this memorial a reality, especially Lt. Chris Burdyshaw and the crews at [station] 64,” South King Fire and Rescue Chief Allen Church said. “Let’s never forget the firefighters, police officers and citizens who lost their lives that horrific day 14 years ago. Never forget.”
by Insight Into Diversity magazine. A tenured faculty member at Highline College, Phillips earned the national recognition for her teaching, mentoring and leadership in the computer science field. “Dr. Phillips is everything a college could ask for in a (science, technology, engineering and math) faculty member,” said Jeff Wagnitz,
vice president for Highline’s Academic Affairs division. “She is an exceptional scholar, campus leader, industry liaison and role model for students. It’s an understatement to call her award ‘well deserved.’” A recognized expert in the field of digital forensics, Phillips often speaks and serves as a panelist at confer-
ences and events in the community and on campus. Phillips mentors female students on campus and has taken several to the annual Women in Cybersecurity Conference. For Highline’s new Women in Cybersecurity club, she serves as the adviser. Her many achievements include co-writing one of the
leading computer forensics textbooks in the country and a textbook on e-discovery. Phillips led Highline’s development of an applied baccalaureate in cybersecurity and forensics, one of the college’s first four-year degrees. Phillips is recognized in the September 2015 issue of Insight Into Diversity magazine.
Above, Puget Sound Firefighters Pipes and Drums performed during the 9/11 memorial service at South King Fire and Rescue’s fire station 64. The memorial service was held on the 14th anniversary of 9/11. Right, a man prays during the ceremony. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, the Pentagon and the people aboard four airplanes on Sept. 11, 2001. Photos by CARRIE RODRIGUEZ, the Mirror
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 September 18, 2015
Asensio Coffee brews up local coffee and art ANDREW FICKES for the Mirror
hen customers walk through the door at Asensio Coffee, they not only are struck by the aroma of certified organic coffee but by the striking, colorful paintings on the walls. “People always comment on the art and love it,” said owner Jeff Aasen. Aasen and his cousin, Amy Siltanen, opened their coffee shop at 33610 21st Ave. SW in Federal Way on Aug. 1, 2013.
“We wanted a community place and our mission was to become fully organic,” Aasen said. “We wanted a great coffee and to be part of the community. This location became available by the grace of God.” About a year ago, Trudy Hart-Jerdal, a painter, offered to put up some of her work on the walls of the shop. Emily Danae Westfall, then an employee at Asensio, soon followed putting up her own work. Following those two, three additional artists submitted work:
CHAMBER TO HOST RIBBON-CUTTING
The Federal Way Chamber of Commerce invites the public to join the organization for a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Pacific Medical Center of Federal Way from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 22 at 31833 B Gateway Center Boulevard S., Federal Way. Enjoy refreshments, clinic tours, entertainment, giveaways and more. For information, contact the chamber at 253-838-2605.
Patrons at Asensio Coffee in Federal Way can sit and relax in a comfy chair, while enjoying certified organic coffee and looking on at sophisticated paintings on display. ANDREW FICKES, for the Mirror
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William Yates, Casey King and Joe Pelanconi. “People enjoy the art,” Aasen said. “The response we have heard is customers say it’s cool that we allow artists to feature their art.” Aasen said several paintings have been sold over the past year. One artist to sell a painting is Yates, 55, who started patronizing Asensio about a year ago after moving to Federal Way from Las Vegas. Three years ago, Yates, a retired electronics technician and U.S. Navy veteran, decided to try out an art party in Las Vegas, where he and others learned how to emulate an artist’s original work. Before this, Yates always denied he had artistic ability. “I feel lucky to have discovered this (artistic ability),” Yates said. “This has given me an outlet and gives me joy.” Over the past several years, Yates said he has produced more than 100 paintings. Yates’s preferred medium is what he likes to call semi-abstract art and also modern-postimpressionism. “I’m a big fan of the large brush strokes of (Vincent) van Gogh,” Yates said. “I like to paint from my brain and from my heart. I believe in creativity, of coming up with my own idea over artistic style or realism.” When Yates moved to Federal Way and started going to Asensio, the artist instantly gravitated to the shop’s warm, friendly atmosphere. Yates said he thought it would be a nice place to put up his art. So, he asked Aasen and got the OK.
William Yates’ “Flowers on Black Background No. 6,” on display at Asensio Coffee, is a semi-abstract using acrylic paints on canvas from a series of ten works. ANDREW FICKES, for the Mirror Yates said the opportunity to display his art at Asensio has validated him as an artist. “It provides an opportunity to receive feedback,” Yates said. Aasen and his cousin are quickly working on a website and building their coffee shop’s social media presence. Once the website goes live, Aasen said it’s likely the art on display at the shop will also be on display on the website. In addition to the visual art, Aasen and Siltanen are also bringing back monthly open mic nights. The next open mic night is at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25. All family-friendly artistic expression is welcome from singer-songwriter performance to poetry reading to spoken word. Asensio Coffee serves
certified organic Poverty Bay Coffee and also certified organic teas. There are also certified organic syrup options, espresso and non-espresso blended drinks and smoothies. Aasen and Siltanen both worked in the restaurant division at Nordstrom in the 1980s and introduced and managed the coffee espresso bar at the Northgate location. “Nordstrom really instilled in us that philosophy of providing really good customer service and being genuine,” Aasen said. Asensio is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday. Aasen and Siltanen may be reached at 253-5179904. Asensio can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Community CALENDAR Sept. 19
Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry: This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at local grocery stores. Donations will benefit the Federal Way Multi-Service Center Food Bank. Recycling Event: This free recycling event for King County residents will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 in the Wild Waves parking lot, located at 36201 Enchanted Parkway S. Residents may drop off a wide range of materials not typically collected at the curb, such as appliances, bulky branches, batteries, tires, Styrofoam, electronics, fluorescent tubes and more. For more information, contact Jeanette Brizendine-Jurgensen at recycle@ cityoffederalway.com or call 253835-2771. Federal Way High School Class of 1965 Reunion: A class reunion will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club, located at 3583 SW 320th St. Cost is $65 per person. For more information, contact Julie Millar at stampiee@ msn.com or call 253-839-2940.
Girl Scouts Information Night: All girls in kindergarten through 12th grade and their parents or guardians are invited to learn about Girl Scouting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21 at Saghalie Middle School, located at 33914 19th Ave. SW. Troop leaders of Girl Scouts will be available to answer questions about scouting, membership, activities and the joys of scout leadership. For more information, contact Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 425-614-1126 or visit www. girlscoutsww.org. AARP Fraud Watch Network: Learn how to safeguard against ID theft and fraud and help keep from becoming a victim of con artists at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21 at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. The Fraud Watch Network presentation covers fraud
trends and behaviors, the con artist’s playbook and prevention strategies. Registration is required. For more information, visit www. kcls.org or call 253-838-3668. Rainier Audubon Society: The Rainier Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21 at Federal Way United Methodist Church, 29645 51st Ave. S. Presentation entitled “Murrelet Survival Project” will be delivered by Kevin Schmelzlen.
Single Seniors Dine Out: Join other single seniors 55 years and older from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Black Bear Diner, located at 32065 Pacific Highway S. For more information, contact Barbara at 253-332-4126 or email@example.com. Stop Human Trafficking: Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking will present “What is Human Trafficking,” from 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the EX3 Teen Center, 31453 28th Ave. S., Federal Way. During this free presentation, find out more about human trafficking; prostitution, sexual exploitation and labor trafficking; how those terms intersect; how this issue is affecting the Federal Way community and what is being done about it; and what you can do. For more information, visit www.fwcat.org.
Bible Study FellowshipRevelation: Join others for a weekly study of Jesus and the book of Revelation from 9:25 to 11:25 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, located at 515 S. 312th St. For more information, contact Dixie Greegor at bdgreegor@hotmail. com, call 253-833-0606 or visit www.bsfinternational.org.
South King Fire & Rescue: The board of Fire Commissioners will hold a regular board meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 at Station 68, located at 1405 SW 312th St.
Free Medication Drop-Off: Drop off old or expired medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Federal Way City
Hall, police lobby, located at 33325 Eighth Ave S. The drop-off is for all pharmaceutical medicines. These medicines will be safely disposed. Note that medical wastes (such as syringes) and illicit drugs will not be accepted.
Federal Way Domestic Violence Task Force: Meets from 12-1:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of every month at City Hall in the Hylebos room. The organization works toward ending domestic violence. For more information, contact Lana Mathew at 253-2328096. Freedom From Tobacco Support Group: Group meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at St. Francis Hospital, oncology waiting area. For more information, call Heidi Henson, at 253426-6746. One-on-One Resume Assistance: A King County Library System volunteer can provide 45 minutes of one-on-one assistance writing or updating resumes. Registration is required. For days and times, call 253-839-0257. One-on-One Computer Help: Library volunteers provide assistance with basic level computer and software questions at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For dates and times, please call the library at 253-838-3668 or visit www.kcls.org. Citizenship Classes: Learn how to become a United States Citizen at 6:30 p.m. on Monday evenings at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. Study for the interview and exam, and practice reading, writing, listening and speaking English in a friendly environment. For more information, visit www.kcls.org or call 253-839-3668. Legal Clinic: The King County Bar Association provides free 30-minute consultations with volunteer attorneys regarding civil legal issues at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Federal Way Library, located at 34200 First Way S. Attorneys cannot represent clients but can refer to other assistance. Available by appointment only. Call 206-2677070 between 9 a.m. and noon, Tuesday through Thursday. English as a Second Language Classes: Classes to learn
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Federal Way and Todd Beamer soccer victorious
ederal Way needed a lot of skill and a little luck in their 1-0 win over Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday night. They had plenty of shots in both halves, but for most of the game, it looked as though they would have had more success scoring on a brick wall in goal than on Jefferson senior goalkeeper Samantha Simundson. When the Eagles shot it high, Simundson was there to tip it over the net. When they shot lower, she
was there to catch it. When they thought they had a breakaway chance, she was there to clear the ball from the box. “I just try to do the best that I can for my team,” Simundson said. “I have a blast doing it.” Despite Simundson’s efforts, Federal Way was able to find the back of the net. The Eagles dominated possession for most of the first half. In the 31st minute, Eagles midfielder Julian Johnson attempted a high shot on the right side of the net.
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Simundson got a hand on it, but it bounced off the crossbar back in front of the net. Federal Way defender Anjilia Sumandig was able to beat two defenders to it and place it in the net for the 1-0 lead. The lead stood for the rest of the game, but not for Jefferson’s lack of trying. Though the Eagles still retained most of the possession, the Raiders were much more evenly matched as they tried to tie things up. “I was pretty happy with our play for the most part,” Jefferson junior midfielder Jasmine Pleasants said. “The goal was unlucky. We played hard throughout and we didn’t give up, so I’m proud of that.” Opportunities for both teams came on corners early in the second half, but neither found a way to beat the opposing keeper. “It’s a W in the books, so that’s a good thing,” Federal Way head coach Lynde Clarke said. “We’re working out the kinks from the new players coming in and playing a new formation. It’s just another game in the books for us as we try to
get the beginning of the year started.” We may not have won, but we’re gonna work so hard to get past this and beat them next time,” Simundson said. “We have Beamer on Thursday and I’m so pumped for that.” Both teams played on Thursday after the Mirror’s publishing deadline. Jefferson played against undefeated Beamer and Federal Way played Mount Rainier. The next game for Federal Way (2-1-0, 2-0-0) after Thursday is on Tuesday Sept. 22 against Beamer. Jefferson (3-2-0, 1-1-0) will not see action again until Friday, Sept. 25 against Decatur.
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Beamer players Ameera Hussen (left), Kacia Rogalla (middle) and Makayla Miller (right) celebrate a goal in their Sept. 15 win over Decatur at Federal Way Memorial Stadium. TERRENCE HILL, the Mirror placed it in the back of the net for a 3-0 lead. “We started off really strong today,” Beamer head coach Joel Lindberg said. “This is our first league game and we’ve been working on some things. It started to come together today.” By halftime, Todd Beamer led 5-0 over the Gators. Emily Gunderson, Ameera Hussen, Miller, Maddie Landreth and Jourdin Hering each had one goal at the half. In the second half, Gunderson, Hussen and Hering added another goal to their stat sheets. Cristina Alverez joined them in the goal scoring frenzy as the Titans rolled to a 9-1 win. “In the second half, we the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Athlete of the Week. Turner helped the Raiders beat the Puyallup Vikings by scoring 32 of Jefferson’s 33
did come out fighting again,” said Decatur head coach Jim Hager. “We had some key players missing and the players that filled in did the best they could. It’s tough when you go up against an opponent like [Beamer]. The positive I’ll take away is that we didn’t get shut out. We didn’t lie down and die; we kept fighting. I’ll take that.” Decatur scored their lone goal in the 43rd minute of the game to open the second half. Beamer (4-0-0, 1-0-0) played Jefferson after the Mirror’s publishing deadline on Thursday. Their next game will be on Tuesday, Sept. 22 against Federal Way. Decatur (2-2-0, 0-2-0) will face Mount Rainier (0-3-0, 0-1-0) on Tuesday, Sept. 22. points. He had one blocked punt for a touchdown, one two-point conversion, four rushing touchdowns and 189 yards on the ground, according to Federal Way Public Schools.
field goal to take a 12-7 lead with 2:39 left. Jefferson’s next drive lasted only one play and was the most devastating blow of the game. Delacruz looked Sonnenfeld’s way once again on a slant route, but GrahamKapowsin’s linebacker Ezra Bolten jumped in front of the pass for an interception and turned it into a touchdown. The Eagles converted the two-point conversion to
give them a 20-7 lead with just over two minutes left. Jefferson’s offense moved the ball once more, but it was too late. “I’m never happy about a loss, but there’s a great learning here in this loss,” Zenisek said. “Our drive is there and our passion is there and that’s all that matters.” Jefferson (1-1) faced the Kentwood Conquerors (1-1) on Thursday, Sept. 17 at French Field after the Mirror’s publishing deadline.
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Firefighters respond to commercial fire FROM STAFF REPORTS
outh King Fire and Rescue firefighters responded to a fire on Thursday morning at a vacant commercial building. Located at 31515 20th Ave. S., a passerby called 911 to report the burning structure at approximately 6:30 a.m. Firefighters found smoke and flames from the roof on the back side of the building,
according to Capt. Jeff Bellinghausen. Over the years, several tenants have used the building, including most recently the Federal Way school district office. The building currently does not have a tenant nor is it being remodeled. Three engines, one ladder truck, one aid car and a battalion chief initially responded. But because of the size of
South King Fire and Rescue firefighters responded to a fire at a vacant building at 6:30 a.m. Thursday.
the building, the difficulties in accessing a securely boarded up building and the nature of the fire, a second alarm was called for bringing an additional four engines and a ladder. There was little fire damage inside the building but a large amount of smoke damage. Fire investigators are determining the extent of damage to the roof and overhang.
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Students: Enter to win essay contest FROM STAFF REPORTS
To help mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Washington students in grades 8 through 11 are invited to take part in an essay and letter-writing contest. The competition, sponsored by the Office of Secretary of State’s Legacy Washington program, asks students to either write a letter to a veteran (living or deceased) or an essay describing what World War II means to them. “This is a great opportunity for students interested in World War II
or who had relatives who served in the war,” Secretary of State Kim Wyman said. “This war had an enormous impact on our country and generations of Americans. So many of today’s students have ancestors who fought or served in the war. I encourage students to take part in the contest and share their thoughts on the war.” The contest deadline is Nov. 20. Essays/letters can’t be more than 500 words. Students turning in entries should include their teacher’s name, teacher’s score, student name, school name, grade and school district. For more information about the contest, contact Legacy Washington’s
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driver and his passenger were killed in a single-car accident Wednesday morning in Kent just south of the intersection of Southeast Kent Kangley Road and 124th Avenue Southeast. Kent Police have not released the names of the two men. The driver is was 25-year-old Federal Way man and the passenger a 25-year-old Auburn man. A passerby noticed a vehicle deep in the woods on the west side of 124th Avenue Southeast and called 911 at about 6:53 a.m., just at daylight, according to Kent police spokeswoman Melanie
Northbound I-5 overnight lane closures FROM STAFF REPORTS
Drivers who use northbound Interstate 5 in Federal Way should prepare for possible overnight delays, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 22 through the morning of Thursday, Sept. 24. No work will take place over the weekend. Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close several lanes of northbound I-5
Robinson. The exact time of the crash is unknown. Officers found two men inside a heavily damaged vehicle. The Kent Fire Department also responded and declared the driver dead at the scene. The passenger sustained life-threatening injuries and paramedics transported him to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he later died. An initial investigation shows that alcohol and speed may have been a factor in the accident, according to a police media release. Police closed 124th Avenue Southeast between Kent Kangley Road and Southeast 270th Avenue to conduct an investigation of the accident. from South 320th Street to South 272nd Street for expansion joint and concrete deck repair work on the bridge over South 272nd Street. From Tuesday, Sept. 22, to the morning of Thursday, Sept. 24, three left lanes of northbound I-5 from South 320th Street to South 272nd Street will be closed from 7 p.m. to 4:45 a.m. nightly. In the Puget Sound area, drivers can get real-time traffic information on their phone with the Washington State Department of Transportation traffic app, by tracking the department’s traffic Twitter feed and get advanced information from the What’s Happening Now page.
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